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Spartanburg Library Hosts 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition

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The Spartanburg County Public Library invites visitors from August 14 through October 18 to view artwork on display in the AT&T Exhibition Lobby during library's 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition. Amber Smith, former Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC served as juror for this year's exhibition.  Join the Library in celebrating the hard work of artists in our community.

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Sherman’s Flame and Blame at the Laurens County Library September 10, 2015

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During the Civil War, General William T. Sherman gained a reputation for being ruthless.  Learn more about his tactics when the Laurens County Library, the Laurens District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogy Society and the Humanities Council of SC present “Sherman’s Flame and Blame” at the Laurens County Library at 7:30 PM on September 10, 2015.

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Author Brings History of “Orphan Trains” to York County Library

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Christina Baker Kline, author of the novel “Orphan Train,” will discuss the history of orphan trains in the United States on Monday, September 28 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the York County Library in Rock Hill.   A book sale and signing will follow the program.  Seating is limited and registration is required for this free program. Beginning September 9, you may call 803-981-5845 or visit www.yclibrary.org, then “events and classes,” to register.

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Georgetown to host the 2015 Lowcountry Rice Culture Forum

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Join us in sunny Georgetown, South Carolina, September 17 - 19, 2015, as we explore the effect of antebellum rice culture on the arts of yesterday and today. Panel discussions, ballet performances, meetings with Lowcountry artists, musical performances and much more await you. Learn more at the Georgetown County Library's website.

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New Faces Join Richland Library Board

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Richland Library is proud to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees for 2015-2016.

Cheryl English works as a program coordinator with the SC Developmental Disabilities Council. She’s also part of the SC Emergency Planning Committee for People with Functional Needs, the SC DisAbility Voting Coalition and the Columbia Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

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Friends of the Beaufort Library to Hold Annual Waterfront Book Sale

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This year’s Friends of the Beaufort Library Fall Book Sale will be held Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. The Book Sale is the main fundraising event held by the Beaufort Friends, with all proceeds benefitting the Beaufort County Library System branches in Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena. All proceeds from this sale go back into the branch libraries to support programming and materials.

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SC Teens Win National Library Lock-in Cosplay Contest

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Haven Miller and Mary Mc Adamson in their cosplay costumes, Dread Pirate Roberts and Mad Hatter.

South Carolina had 13 libraries and more than 160 teens participate in the 2015 National Teen Lock-In. Themed "Masquerade Madness," the national events libraries could participate in author visits, minecraft, minute to win it, a cosplay contest, a photo scavenger hunt, and online connections.

The Cosplay Contest encouraged creativity, and consideration was given to costumes with handmade, found, and repurposed elements. Categories included:

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Beaufort County Library Launches New “Well-Read” Podcast

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Are you looking for a good book to read? The Beaufort County Library is pleased to introduce the Well-Read podcast, a bi-weekly conversation about books between two of our experienced librarians and avid readers: Ann Cox and Halle Eisenman. In each episode, Ann and Halle discuss reading recommendations, what they’re currently reading, and other book-related fun!

The duo has an assortment of episodes for listeners to download while they await the next episodes. Recorded episodes include:

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Charleston Friends of the Library hold Main Library Book Sale to Continue the legacy that Cynthia Hurd Left Behind

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On June 17, just a few days before the Main Library Book Sale was originally set to be held, a tragedy occurred just a block down the road from the library at Mother Emmanuel AME Church that took nine lives and left the Charleston community reeling. One of those killed was the Charleston County Public Library System’s very own Cynthia Hurd—a librarian who served for 31 years, and who was dearly loved by all who knew her.

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Berkeley County Program is 1st-of-its-kind for South Carolina

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This new service began with a grant over $11k from Google to the Friends of the Berkeley County Library. The grant helps support ongoing efforts to put Google’s technical know-how and resources to work for the communities where they live and work.

Google’s grant provided the funds for 20 Mifi jetpacks and service for the first year. The Berkeley County Library provided twenty Chromebooks, each with a case and mouse, for the program.

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